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     What is web development?
     Why should I opt for a website for my organization?
     What is a web application?
     Are web development and web design the same?
     Why should I want web development or a database driven website?
     How long does it take to complete a website?

What is ERP?

ERP stands for "enterprise resource planning." ERP is an integrated software solution used to manage a company's resources. ERP software integrate all business functions such as order processing, manufacturing, inventory/materials management, purchasing, accounting, etc.

Does my organization need an ERP solution?

To find out if your organization needs an ERP solution, try answering these questions:

  Are you facing increasing customer complaints about poor service?
  Are you using multiple systems for the same task?
  Do you have to enter the same data into more than one system?
  Are you finding hard to locate the required information?
  Do you avoid using the current software because it is tiring and confusing?
 

If your answer to the above questions is 'Yes' then it is a sure sign that you need to implement an ERP solution

What will I gain by implementing an ERP solution?

An ERP solution can have a tremendous payback provided the software is installed and used correctly. The following are some of the advantages gained by implementing an ERP solution:

  Improved workflow
  Customer satisfaction due to on-time delivery, shortened delivery times and improved quality
 
  Reduced inventory costs resulting from better planning, tracking and forecasting of requirements
 
  Decrease in vendor pricing by taking better advantage of quantity breaks and tracking vendor performance
 
  A single integrated software system
  Streamlining processes and workflows
  Avoid multiple data entry and processes for a single event
  Ease information sharing between different departments
  Provide a consolidated picture of sales, inventory and receivables

Why should I choose GCS for my ERP solution?

  Software Functionality - superb user friendly functionality to meet all your business process requirements
 
  Technology platform - ensures the security and integrity of enterprise data while providing the lowest total cost of ownership
 
  Industry Knowledge and Expertise - GCS's consultants have real world experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries
 

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What is the timeline to implement the ERP solution?

On an average, implementing an ERP solution takes 6 months time - but this can change depending upon several factors such as the implementation methodology, number of modules implemented, etc. Also, the time to implement can be affected by many factors including customizations, process re-engineering, customer resource, time and availability, etc.

What is web development?

Web development is the process of creating a website integrated with a database in the back-end providing content. Many of today's leading websites rely on databases so that the owners can easily add, modify or remove contents from the web pages. A website needs to be dynamic, that is, it needs to keep changing the contents regularly. By creating a web site that is database driven, we can ensure that the web pages can be easily updated. However, the level of interactivity of a website will be determined by the nature of the client. Some businesses may need basic catalog style of website whereas others might need an e-commerce style website.

Why should I opt for a website for my organization?

The Internet has changed the way organizations do business. Today more and more organizations are looking at Internet to reach out to their customers, to capture new markets and to remain competitive. Having a Web presence has become crucial in determining an organization's competitiveness. A website can be created for different purposes. It could be as simple as a product catalog to capture new business or it could be a full-fledged e-commerce site which can accept customer orders, track orders, accept payments, etc

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What is a web application?
A web application is a program that runs on the web. A Web application accepts user input, processes the input, and displays the results. Web applications are usually created using technologies such as ASP, XML and databases.


Are web development and web design the same?
All web sites are created using web design techniques. Web development is done only used when a site needs to be interactive, and respond to users. Typical activities may be a shopping cart, order tracking, etc.

Why would I want web development or a database driven site?

If you want your website to be interactive, even in a small scale, a database-driven website is essential. Also, it is easier to update a database driven website. Frequent changes, additions or deletions can be easily made if your website is database-driven.

If you're planning on having your web site interact with the user in any way other than simply displaying your web page's information - Web programming handles everything from a simple feedback form to a complex e-commerce system

How long does it take to complete a website?

An average site of 5-10 pages would normally take 10-15 days. However, this depends on the complexity of the pages and also on the participation level of the customer. Hence, it is essential that the customer provides us with all requested information on a timely basis.

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